Bedroom / June 26, 2018 /
Draw a floorplan of your existing bedroom and include it in this step. Make a list of those features that you really like about how your bedroom looks / functions. Make separate list of all the ways that your current bedroom is not so well designed, too small, the light is poor, the door is in the wrong place, the bathroom is too far away, etc.
Plan for the light. Lighting is the first and most important element we discuss in every project. Choose full-spectrum light bulbs, available in all kinds of configurations, not fluorescent tubes or spiral bulbs. Poor lighting—too warm or yellow and too cold or blue white—causes anxiety and depression. While you want to let the natural sunlight in during the day to encourage a happy mood, lighting at other times should be subdued to encourage quiet and rest. To transition from day to night, consider adding dimmer switches and attachments with three levels of intensity to overhead lighting as well as floor and table lamps, and choose the right window treatments. There are so many choices, everything from delicate light-filtering shades and sheers to certain blinds and draperies that offer complete black-out.